Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, commemorates the day of the First Republic in 1918 (Georgia)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guyana from the United Kingdom in 1966.

Holidays and observances

Mother's Day (Poland)

Holidays and observances

National Paper Airplane Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

National Sorry Day (Australia)

Holidays and observances

Events

0047 BC - Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him at this point.

Events1973 years ago

0017 - Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti, and other German tribes west of the Elbe.

Events2003 years ago

0451 - Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Sasanids defeat the Armenians militarily but guarantee them freedom to openly practice Christianity.

Events1569 years ago

0946 - King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day.

Events1074 years ago

0961 - King Otto I elects his 6-year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda.

Events1059 years ago
Events885 years ago

1293 - An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 23,000.

Events727 years ago

1328 - William of Ockham, the Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena, and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.

Events692 years ago

1538 - Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.

Events482 years ago

1573 - The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence.

Events447 years ago

1637 - Pequot War: A combined English and Mohegan force under John Mason attacks a village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Pequots.

Events383 years ago

1644 - Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claim victory in the Battle of Montijo.

Events376 years ago

1736 - The Battle of Ackia was fought near the present site of Tupelo, Mississippi. British and Chickasaw soldiers repelled a French and Choctaw attack on the then-Chickasaw village of Ackia.

Events284 years ago

1770 - The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.

Events250 years ago

1783 - A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated the end of fighting in the American Revolution.

Events237 years ago

1805 - Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the gothic cathedral in Milan.

Events215 years ago

1821 - Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek rebels.

Events199 years ago

1822 - One hundred sixteen people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.

Events198 years ago

1830 - The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.

Events190 years ago

1857 - Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.

Events163 years ago

1864 - Montana is organized as a United States territory.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.

Events155 years ago

1868 - The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.

Events152 years ago
Events151 years ago

1879 - Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.

Events141 years ago

1896 - Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Imperial Russia.

Events124 years ago

1896 - Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Events124 years ago

1897 - Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

Events123 years ago

1897 - The original manuscript of William Bradford's history, "Of Plymouth Plantation" is returned to the Governor of Massachusetts by the Bishop of London after being taken during the American Revolutionary War.

Events123 years ago

1900 - Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro.

Events120 years ago

1908 - The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East was made at Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia. The rights to the resource were quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.

Events112 years ago

1917 - Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.

Events103 years ago

1918 - The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.

Events102 years ago

1923 - The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June.

Events97 years ago

1936 - In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for ten hours.

Events84 years ago

1938 - In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Siege of Calais ends with the surrender of the British and French garrison.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle of Gazala takes place.

Events78 years ago

1948 - The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 80-557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.

Events72 years ago

1966 - British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.

Events54 years ago
Events53 years ago

1968 - H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight

Events52 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.

Events51 years ago

1970 - The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army slaughters at least 71 Hindus in Burunga, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Events48 years ago

1981 - Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).

Events39 years ago

1981 - An EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others.

Events39 years ago

1983 - The 7.8 MwSea of Japan earthquake shakes northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami is generated that leaves about 100 people dead.

Events37 years ago
Events34 years ago

1991 - Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Lauda Air Flight 004 breaks apart in mid-air and crashes in the Phu Toei National Park in Thailand, killing all 223 people on board.

Events29 years ago

1993 - Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist and writer, was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists, dying in hospital on June 2, 1993.

Events27 years ago

1998 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

Events22 years ago

1998 - The first "National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people.

Events22 years ago

2002 - The tugboat Robert Y. Love collides with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, resulting in 14 deaths and 11 others injured.

Events18 years ago

2004 - United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

Events16 years ago

2008 - Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.

Events12 years ago

Births

1264 - Koreyasu, Japanese prince and shōgun (d. 1326)

Births756 years ago

1478 - Clement VII, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1534)

Births542 years ago

1562 - James III, margrave of Baden-Hachberg (d. 1590)

Births458 years ago

1566 - Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1603)

Births454 years ago

1602 - Philippe de Champaigne, Dutch-French painter (d. 1674)

Births418 years ago

1623 - William Petty, English economist and philosopher (d. 1687)

Births397 years ago

1650 - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (d. 1722)

Births370 years ago

1667 - Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1754)

Births353 years ago

1669 - Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722)

Births351 years ago

1689 - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (d. 1762)

Births331 years ago

1700 - Nicolaus Zinzendorf, German bishop and saint (d. 1760)

Births320 years ago

1799 - August Kopisch, German poet and painter (d. 1853)

Births221 years ago

1822 - Edmond de Goncourt, French author and critic, founded the Académie Goncourt (d. 1896)

Births198 years ago

1863 - Bob Fitzsimmons, English-New Zealand boxer (d. 1917)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Robert W. Chambers, American author and illustrator (d. 1933)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Mary of Teck, English-born queen consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)

Births153 years ago

1873 - Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1958)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Percy Perrin, English cricketer (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1880 - W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (d. 1967)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Adolfo de la Huerta, Mexican politician and provisional president, 1920 (d. 1955)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)

Births133 years ago

1893 - Eugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (d. 1965)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Paul Lukas, Hungarian-American actor and singer (d. 1971)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Antonio Barrette, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Premier of Quebec (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1997)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Karin Juel, Swedish singer, actor, and writer (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1904 - George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1961)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (d. 2002)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (d. 2006)

Births113 years ago

1907 - John Wayne, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1979)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1976)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (d. 1969)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, boxer, and gymnast (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (d. 2005)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1912 - János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Pierre Daninos, French author (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Karin Ekelund, Swedish actress (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Antonia Forest, English author (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1972)

Births104 years ago

1919 - Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jack Cheetham, South African cricketer (d. 1980)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Inge Borkh, German soprano (d. 2018)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1923 - James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Roy Dotrice, English actor (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Carmen Montejo, Cuban-Mexican actress (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Alec McCowen, English actor (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1929 - J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ernie Carroll, Australian television personality and producer

Births91 years ago

1929 - Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Jackson, English lawyer and businessman

Births91 years ago

1929 - Catherine Sauvage, French singer and actress (d. 1998)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer and critic (d. 2005)

Births90 years ago

1933 - Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Eero Loone, Estonian philosopher and academic

Births85 years ago
Births84 years ago

1937 - Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Paul E. Patton, American politician, 59th Governor of Kentucky

Births83 years ago

1938 - William Bolcom, American pianist and composer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian author and playwright

Births82 years ago

1938 - K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano and actress

Births82 years ago

1939 - Brent Musburger, American sportscaster

Births81 years ago

1939 - Herb Trimpe, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Canadian academic and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec

Births80 years ago

1940 - Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and criminal

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jim Dobbin, Scottish microbiologist and politician (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - Imants Kalniņš, Latvian composer

Births79 years ago

1943 - Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, journalist, and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Phil Edmonston, American-Canadian journalist and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jan Kinder, Norwegian ice hockey player (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sam Posey, American race car driver and journalist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Alistair MacDuff, English lawyer and judge

Births75 years ago

1945 - Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1993)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Carol O'Connell, American author and painter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricketer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jeremy Corbyn, British journalist and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer, developed the first wiki

Births71 years ago

1949 - Pam Grier, American actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Philip Michael Thomas, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1951 - Ramón Calderón, Spanish lawyer and businessman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science (d. 2012)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - David Meece, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kay Hagan, American lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Michael Portillo, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Defence

Births67 years ago

1953 - Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (d. 2012)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Alan Hollinghurst, English novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator

Births66 years ago

1954 - Denis Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Transport

Births66 years ago

1955 - Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese-American chef

Births65 years ago

1955 - Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman

Births65 years ago

1955 - Wesley Walker, American football player and educator

Births65 years ago

1956 - Neil Parish, English politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Fiona Shackleton, English lawyer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births63 years ago

1957 - François Legault, Canadian businessman and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Roberto Ravaglia, Italian race car driver

Births63 years ago

1958 - Ronnie Black, American golfer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Arto Bryggare, Finnish hurdler and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Margaret Colin, American actress

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ole Bornedal, Danish actor, director, and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Doug Hutchison, American actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dean Lukin, Australian weightlifter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese race car driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rob Murphy, American baseball player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower

Births60 years ago

1961 - Steve Pate, American golfer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Black, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Genie Francis, Canadian-American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Simon Armitage, English poet, playwright and novelist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Claude Legault, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mary Nightingale, English journalist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jamie Spence, English golfer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American paleontologist and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Hazel Irvine, Scottish sportscaster and journalist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Zola Budd, South African runner

Births54 years ago

1967 - Philip Treacy, Irish milliner, hat designer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (d. 2012)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago
Births52 years ago

1968 - Steve Sedgley, English footballer and manager

Births52 years ago
Births51 years ago

1969 - Siri Lindley, American triathlete and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dominic Mohan, English journalist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese illustrator

Births50 years ago

1971 - Zaher Andary, Lebanese footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer

Births49 years ago

1973 - Naomi Harris, Canadian-American photographer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Paul Collingwood, English cricketer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Stephen Curry, Australian comedian and actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kenny Florian, American mixed martial artist and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Nikos Chatzivrettas, Greek basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Raina Telgemeier, American author and cartoonist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Luca Toni, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model

Births43 years ago

1978 - Phil Elvrum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dan Parks, Australian-Scottish rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic

Births41 years ago

1979 - Natalya Nazarova, Russian sprinter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Elisabeth Harnois, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Louis-Jean Cormier, Canadian singer and songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Robert Copeland, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jason Manford, English actor, screenwriter, and television host

Births39 years ago

1981 - Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ben Zobrist, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Sten Lassmann, Estonian pianist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hasan Kabze, Turkish footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Henry Holland, English fashion designer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nathan Merritt, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1985 - Monika Christodoulou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ashley Vincent, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper

Births34 years ago

1987 - Olcay Şahan, Turkish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Josh Thomas, Australian comedian and actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Will Chambers, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Colombian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower

Births32 years ago

1988 - Joel Selwood, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Damian Williams, American football player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete

Births31 years ago

1991 - Ah Young, South Korean singer and actress

Births29 years ago

1992 - Curtis Rona, New Zealand rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jason Adesanya, Belgian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Dan Sarginson, Australian-English rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Katerine Savard, Canadian swimmer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jimmy Vesey, American ice hockey player

Births27 years ago

1996 - Lara Goodall, South African cricketer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

604 - Augustine of Canterbury, Benedictine monk and archbishop

Deaths

735 - Bede, English monk, historian, and theologian

Deaths

818 - Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of The Twelve Imams

Deaths

926 - Yuan Xingqin, Chinese general and governor

Deaths

946 - Edmund I, king of England (b. 921)

Deaths

1035 - Berenguer Ramon I, Spanish nobleman (b. 1005)

Deaths985 years ago

1055 - Adalbert, margrave of Austria

Deaths965 years ago

1250 - Peter I, duke of Brittany

Deaths770 years ago

1339 - Aldona Ona, queen of Poland

Deaths681 years ago

1362 - Louis I, king of Naples (b. 1320)

Deaths658 years ago

1421 - Mehmed I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1389)

Deaths599 years ago

1512 - Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1447)

Deaths508 years ago

1536 - Francesco Berni, Italian poet (b. 1498)

Deaths484 years ago

1552 - Sebastian Münster, German cartographer and cosmographer (b. 1488)

Deaths468 years ago

1648 - Vincent Voiture, French poet and author (b. 1597)

Deaths372 years ago

1653 - Robert Filmer, English theorist and author (b. 1588)

Deaths367 years ago

1679 - Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)

Deaths341 years ago

1685 - Charles II, German elector palatine (b. 1651)

Deaths335 years ago

1703 - Samuel Pepys, English politician (b. 1633)

Deaths317 years ago

1742 - Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1672)

Deaths278 years ago

1746 - Thomas Southerne, Irish playwright (b. 1660)

Deaths274 years ago

1762 - Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (b. 1714)

Deaths258 years ago

1799 - James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish linguist, biologist, and judge (b. 1714)

Deaths221 years ago

1818 - Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1761)

Deaths202 years ago

1818 - Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader (b. 1785)

Deaths202 years ago

1824 - Capel Lofft, English lawyer (b. 1751)

Deaths196 years ago

1840 - Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (b. 1764)

Deaths180 years ago

1881 - Jakob Bernays, German philologist and academic (b. 1824)

Deaths139 years ago

1883 - Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian ruler (b. 1808)

Deaths137 years ago

1902 - Almon Brown Strowger, American soldier and inventor (b. 1839)

Deaths118 years ago

1904 - Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French physician and neurologist (b. 1857)

Deaths116 years ago

1908 - Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)

Deaths112 years ago

1914 - Jacob August Riis, Danish-American journalist, photographer, and reformer (b. 1849)

Deaths106 years ago

1924 - Victor Herbert, Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor, founded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (b. 1859)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)

Deaths94 years ago

1933 - Horatio Bottomley, English financier, journalist, and politician (b. 1860)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1897)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Charles Horace Mayo, American physician, co-founded Mayo Clinic (b. 1865)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Edsel Ford, American businessman (b. 1893)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Alice Tegnér, Swedish organist, composer, and educator (b. 1864)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Christian Wirth, German SS officer (b. 1885)

Deaths76 years ago

1948 - Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (b. 1896)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (b. 1880)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Lionel Conacher, Canadian football player and politician (b. 1900)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (b. 1918)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (b. 1902)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Philip Kassel, American gymnast (b. 1876)

Deaths61 years ago

1966 - Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (b. 1894)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (b. 1937)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer, co-founded the Lockheed Corporation (b. 1889)

Deaths51 years ago

1974 - Silvio Moser, Swiss race car driver (b. 1941)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (b. 1889)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Cybele Andrianou, Greek actress (b. 1887)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - George Brent, Irish-American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - Don Revie, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths31 years ago

1994 - Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (b. 1940)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1906)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (b. 1896)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (b. 1906)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (b. 1898)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Vittorio Brambilla, Italian race car driver (b. 1937)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Moven Mahachi, Zimbabwean soldier and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1952)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Dona Massin, Canadian actress and choreographer (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (b. 1937)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Leslie Smith, English businessman, co-founded Lesney Products (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish footballer and physician (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jack Edward Oliver, English illustrator (b. 1942)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Howard Porter, American basketball player (b. 1948)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Zita Urbonaitė, Lithuanian cyclist (b. 1973)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek journalist and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (b. 1965)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (b. 1912)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Chris Moran, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1956)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Kieran Phelan, Irish politician (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author, and playwright (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Leo Dillon, American illustrator (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stephen Healey, Welsh captain and footballer (b. 1982)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hiroshi Miyazawa, Japanese politician (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jim Unger, English-Canadian illustrator (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ray Barnhart, American businessman and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Bierwirth, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Roberto Civita, Italian-Brazilian businessman (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tom Lichtenberg, American football player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Otto Muehl, Austrian painter (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Vance, American author (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American academic and neuropharmacologist (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William R. Roy, American physician, journalist, and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hooshang Seyhoun, Iranian-Canadian architect, sculptor, and painter (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Les Johnson, Australian politician and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert Kraft, American astronomer and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - João Lucas, Portuguese footballer (b. 1979)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dayton Waller, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Hedy Epstein, German-born American human rights activist and Holocaust survivor (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-born American politician (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

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